FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 31, 2012
Museum Secrets Revealed
HOPEWELL CAPE – The Albert County Museum at 3940 Route 114 in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the launch of their Museum Secrets Tour. This special tour will provide an exclusive look into the inner workings of the Albert County Museum. Guests will be shown parts of the museum that have never before been seen by the public. The fee for the Museum Secrets Tour is only $10 per person, but be prepared, tours are a minimum of two hours. Tours are available at the Albert County Museum starting today. All Museum Secrets Tours must be booked in advance by calling the museum.
Donald Alward, the Albert County Museum Manager/Curator, will guide guests through the stories of R.B Bennett, Canada’s eleventh Prime Minister, who was born and raised in Albert County, and Tom Collins, an axe murderer who was the only person to be legally hanged in Albert County. Guests will learn from the Curator of the twenty two themed galleries about the human and industrial history of Albert County, which covers everything from agriculture, lumbering, shipbuilding and mining to the creation of Albert County, leisure time and the finer things that Albert County residents enjoyed.
“Every one of the 7000 plus artefacts in the Albert County Museum collection help to tell the stories of the People of the Tides,” says Alward. “Some of those artefacts have their own stories that have been kept secret – until now.” On the Museum Secrets Tour guests will hear the firsthand account of uncovering the 150 year old gaol cell graffiti as well as some of the more unique and bizarre stories behind some of the artefacts. These are stories that only the curator knows.
“Besides hearing the untold stories,” Alward continues, “guests will also gain exclusive access to the never before seen basement of the County Gaol, the Court House Evidence Storage room and the museum Artefact Storage. We will also have a rare look at the functioning of the Wheelwright Shop.”
The Museum Secrets Tour unravels the mysteries that are hidden deep within the Museum walls. From the eleventh Canadian Prime Minister to the treasures buried within Artefact Storage, the Museum Secrets Tour has something for everyone.